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METRO Blog: Quiet, the audience is listening!

Rail| January 6, 2011
I love going to the movies! Despite the high cost for tickets, and the ridiculous amount they charge you for concession stand items (I always bring a stash of Red Vines in my purse), I still love the whole experience of it — sitting in the dark watching the story unfold on the screen. From time to time, other things fill the theater like unwanted noise.

MBTA plans new app, customer service offerings

Bus| January 3, 2011
Will provide more real-time arrival info via smartphone, countdown information on LED subway signs and a customer service training program for staff.
Rail| December 30, 2010

Former T rail operator pleads guilty in 2009 crash

Aiden Quinn, who admitted to texting his girlfriend before his Green Line car smashed into another car in 2009, pleaded guilty to a charge of negligence by a person in control of a train. He was sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

MBTA accessibility gets mixed review

The agency has made great strides in improving accessibility over the last four years, but riders still face hurdles in using the system, said a judge appointed to monitor MBTA’s compliance in a lawsuit settlement.
Rail| December 9, 2010

MBTA strikes deal to sell subway signs as décor

Signs for all 270 MBTA stations will be available for sale immediately. Signs will use the same look, design and fonts found in subway stations in Boston and the suburbs, with MBTA receiving a percentage of the sales.
Bus| September 9, 2010

MBTA makes 'real-time' bus information available

Following a project to equip more than 1,000 buses with GPS technology in 2009, dispatchers in the MBTA's Bus Operations Control Center were able for the first time to pinpoint the location of every MBTA bus in real-time. As of today, that same information is available to T bus riders, regardless of route.
Rail| August 23, 2010

DHS continues Boston subway air flow study this week

Will gather data on the behavior of airborne contaminants if they were to be released into the subway. The study is part of the DHS's ongoing commitment to preparedness and protecting the nation's critical infrastructure.
Bus| August 16, 2010

MBTA finishes FY 2010 with $1.2M surplus

In three of the previous four fiscal years, the transit agency needed to draw from its modest savings to plug end-of-the-year deficits, including a $33.3 million hole in 2009.
Bus| July 23, 2010

MBTA debuts mobile parking payment system

Parkmobile enables riders to pay with a smart phone application or by sending a text message or making a call from any cell phone.
Rail| July 15, 2010

MBTA to spend $115M on new locomotives

Acquisition is a critical element in improving commuter rail performance and customer service. Fuel savings is one of several significant cost benefits the MBTA will realize with the addition of these new technology locomotives.

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